Just finished reading it to my kids . . .

Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe 

A charge of lying against someone who you have always found truthful is a very serious thing, a very serious thing, in deed. *** Logic! Why don’t they teach logic at these schools. *** At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, when he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, and when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again. *** There may be two views about Humans, but there’s no two views about things that look like Humans and aren’t. *** When you meet anything that’s going to be Human and isn’t yet, or used to be Human once and isn’t now, or ought to be Human and isn’t, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet. *** Battles are ugly when women fight. *** All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think. *** Whatever happens, never forget to wipe your sword. *** Here is your brother, and there is no need to talk to him about what is past. *** All names will be restored to their proper owners. *** If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was every going to happen again. *** Once the feet are put right, all the rest of him will follow. *** Giants of any sort are now so rare and so few giants are good tempered that ten to one you have never seen a giant when his face is beaming. It’s a sight well worth looking at. *** You mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. *** Once a king or queen, always a king or queen. *** Don’t go trying to use the same route twice. Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when you’re not looking for it. And don’t talk too much about it even among yourselves. And don’t mention it to anyone else unless you find that they’ve had adventures of the same sort themselves. What’s that? How will you know? Oh, you’ll know, all right. Odd things they say – even their looks – will let the secret out. *** Keep your eyes open.

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